Family law attorneys are much more than divorce lawyers. They handle a wide range of issues including property division, domestic disputes, child custody, adoptions, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, and other legal issues. The attorneys at Renken Law Firm are here to give you legal advice and help you navigate some of the most difficult times in your life. Read below to learn more about when a family attorney’s legal services can help you.
Most family lawyers represent clients in divorce proceedings and other matters related to divorce. But family law is a relatively broad practice area, including such issues as foster care and reproductive rights. Since family law matters hit so close to home, having a trusted legal professional by your side can help you ensure your loved ones are properly represented and protected during any legal process.
The most common reasons to hire a family law attorney include:
- Divorce: Each partner hires their own attorney, who will help devise a settlement plan in order to avoid a trial. Divorce attorneys typically are skilled at dividing marital property, calculating spousal support, and proposing a plan for child custody, visitation, and support (if applicable).
- Child Custody / Child Support: Court orders and settlement agreements involving both custody and support usually are included in the larger divorce case, but may be revisited as conditions change. For instance, child support may be altered after the non-custodial parent’s financial situation changes.
- Paternity: In most cases, paternity cases are filed by the mother in an effort to secure child support payments from an absent father. But sometimes biological fathers file for paternity in order to have a relationship with their child. Paternity typically is determined through DNA testing.
- Adoption / Foster Care: Adoption is a complex process that differs according to the type of adoption, where the child is from, variances in state laws, and other factors. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a family law attorney. Foster parents sometimes adopt their foster children, but the foster process does not necessarily require legal representation.
Why Choose Renken Law Firm?
Our team is committed to aggressively and efficiently advocating for your best interest every step of the way . We customize our representation to the needs of your case. Throughout the process, we will keep you involved. We are transparent, providing honest information about the progress of your case and strive to achieve the best possible outcome.
Divorce is a personal journey and the attorneys at Renken Law Firm, PLLC understand that. Our representation begins with a free consultation where you have an opportunity to meet us and begin to form that relationship necessary to succeed. Renken Law Firm, PLLC practices exclusively family law, we do not dabble. Having an experienced, aggressive, knowledgeable attorney at your side is vital when it comes to having a successful divorce.
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Our team proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Brazos County, Cypress, Fort Bend County, Galveston, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial Houston, Montgomery County, Montrose, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, The Woodlands. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.